S'pore bank lending rises in July, but at slower pace

Total bank lending rose again in July -ST

She's planning to buy her dream house

While Singaporeans cheer the plummeting Malaysian ringgit, the slumping value is a double-edged sword for Malaysians living here. - TNP

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Weak ringgit huge burden on his family

If I spend about $1,100 every month, it will cost me about $52,800 by the time I finish. - TNP

Economists cut Singapore 2015 growth

The MAS survey showed that economists expect GDP growth in the third quarter to come in at 2.1 per cent year-on-year. -Reuters

Bringgit on: Malaysian dollar hits lowest in 20 years

Money changer sees record number of customers as Malaysian dollar hits lowest in 20 years. -TNP

Malaysian developers tout weak ringgit as key selling point

Bearish view of currency remains, property oversupply also a concern. -BT

Malaysia ringgit at fresh 17-year low ahead of FX reserves data

The ringgit fell nearly 1.0 percent to 4.1780 per dollar. -Reuters

LTA prints Singapore's largest local bond offering of year

LTA has increased the size of its offering of dual-tranche Singapore dollar bonds to S$1.2 billion. -Reuters

Property tycoon Wang Jianlin takes 'rich' crown from Li Ka-shing, named richest man in China

Property tycoon Wang Jianlin from the Chinese mainland overtook Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing as the richest man in China - China Daily/ANN

Mortgagee sales of larger homes on the rise

Experts point to smaller pool of buyers for prime properties and tougher lending rules. -ST

Park Hotel Group expands into Australia

The 30-storey project in the city centre will consist of 280 private residences, 250 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant, swimming pool and other facilities. -ST

Bangkok bombing exposes frailty of Thai economy

The explosion in Thailand's capital threatens to derail an economy already suffering from a series of vulnerabilities, economists warn. -CNBC